dot.homme is a very lively, incident-packed, 450-odd pages, and it’s a cogent demonstration that Jane Moore is a writer of imagination and skill – as her earlier Fourplay (pun intended) showed. The comparisons that have been drawn with Sex and the City’s Candace Busnell are right on the button: this is a funny, sympathetic picture of the choices (in both the sexual and romantic arena) facing a young woman today. In her mid-thirties, Jess Monroe is at ease with her single status, and in no hurry to change. However, her friends have other ideas, and decide to do some adjusting on her behalf. As a quirky birthday present, they purchase her an advertisement on an internet dating site – with unexpected results. Jess is not best pleased, but is finally persuaded to give it a go. But we're in caveat emptor territory: however tempting the images of the men she is to meet on the website, the reality always seems to be a little different -- and (of course) far less appealing. Jane Moore is particularly good on these disastrous dates, and the humour is right on the nose – while Jess might object to some self-descriptions by her new dating partners, it’s put to her that she might occasionally have "sexed up" a description of herself – and she reluctantly has to admit she has.